Olivier Bialais holds a master's degree in Chinese literature from the National Institute of Oriental Languages and Civilization (Inalco). He has lived in Taiwan for over six years, two of which were spent as a research assistant in the Department of Literature and Philosophy at Academia Sinica. He then spent several years in South Korea, notably as a French teacher at the Korean Defense Language Institute. Returning to France, he is now librarian at the Chinese fund of the municipal library of Lyon. He has translated texts by various Taiwanese authors, including Chen Xue for Jentayu, but also Chu Tien-wen, Chu Tien-hsin and Kuo Cheng.